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Belinda Goldsmith

George and Amal Clooney on justice mission for women and gay people

Mar 14 2019

EDINBURGH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Celebrity couple George and Amal Clooney said on Thursday they wanted to use their star power to push for justice globally for women, children, LGBT+ people, religious minorities and journalists.

Elephants face 'time bomb' in Bangladesh land clash with Rohingya refugees

Feb 06 2019

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Standing atop an elephant watch-tower on the outskirts of the sprawling Rohingya refugee settlement in southeast Bangladesh, Nur Islam takes great pride in keeping his people safe.

From sports to work, Rohingya women face new roles in world's largest refugee camp

Feb 05 2019

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a blue mat in their mud and bamboo home in the middle of the world's largest refugee settlement, Mohammad Selim is pacing his 9-year-old daughter Nasima Akter on her taekwondo drill.

Aid workers race to batten down Rohingya refugee camp with no sign of crisis ending

Feb 03 2019

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In hotels and restaurants near the beach at Cox's Bazar in southeast Bangladesh, international and local aid workers sent to help the Rohingya in the world's largest refugee settlement talk nervously of the major challenge ahead - the weather.

Michelle Obama confident progress can't be stopped, urges girls to aim high

Dec 03 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama expressed confidence on Monday that the social progress made by having the first black couple in the White House could not be overturned.

Exclusive: Safety and time are women's biggest concerns about transport - global poll

Nov 14 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Safety is the biggest concern for women using public and private transport in five of the world's biggest commuter cities, according to a global poll released on Thursday as improving city access for women becomes a major focus globally.

Racing driver di Grassi sees electric cars as key to cutting air pollution

Nov 08 2018

LISBON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Brazilian racing driver Lucas di Grassi decided to turn his back on Formula 1 for electric cars everyone laughed at him.

Bullied online? Speak out, says Britain's Princess Beatrice

Nov 07 2018

LISBON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bullied herself online, Britain's Princess Beatrice is determined to ensure other girls are equipped to deal with internet abuse and get the best from the digital world.

Women in tech call on global summit for greater roles as #MeToo hits

Nov 06 2018

LISBON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women leaders in technology called at one of the sector's largest global conferences for more to be done to drive equality in the male-dominated industry now hit by the #MeToo debate.

Don't leave half the world offline and behind, urges Web founder

Nov 05 2018

LISBON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the World Wide Web, appealed on Monday for companies and governments not to leave behind half of the world population yet to have internet access, which includes billions of women and girls.

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